The royal palace housed some 12,000 retainers of one sort or another, who lived a generally unproductive existence.
|Autograph of Bahadur Shah of Delhi dated 29th April 1844.|
|Prince Fakhr-ud Din Mirza, eldest son of Bahadur Shah II, February 1856.|
|Sons of Bahadur Shah. On the left is Jawan Bakht, and on the right is the Mirza Shah Abbas.|
Zafar was an accomplished Urdu poet and calligrapher.He wrote the following Ghazal as his own epitaph.
song by Rafi from- Lal Qilla. -Badhur Shah Zafar ]
|Bahadur Shah Zafar's favorite wife, Begum Zeenat Begum |
The capture of the Emperor in the face of a threatening crowd dealt the mutineers a heavy blow. As a sign of surrender the Emperor handed over his arms, which included two magnificent swords, one with the name ‘Nadir Shah’ and the other the seal of Jahangir engraved upon it, which Hodson intended to present to Queen Victoria. The swords he took from the Emperor were given to the Queen as a symbol of the Emperor’s surrender and are still held in the Queen’s Collection
Those convicted of mutiny were either hanged, or lashed to the muzzles of cannon and blown away
Bahadur Shah Zafar was the last of a long line of Mughal emperors
The pair live in poverty in one of the most crowded cities in the world